An island named Pulau Aman – Peaceful Island – is situated between both Penang bridges. The jetty is in Perai and it was about 45minutes away from Kulim. I woke up on Sunday, mentally and physically tired but I was glad I didnt stay in bed. Saturday was hectic with Toastmasters training then the Education Fair in Georgetown (will elaborate on this once things are confirmed) with Q, so Sunday had to put everything back in balance.
Jenal and Ghuna were my company for the day, Jenal as the driver and tour guide hehehe. We took a boat (RM 6 return trip) from the jetty and it was about 15minutes away from the island.
I was suprised to see there was a primary school on the island which did not have roads big enough for cars. It was quite a sleepy island, with fishermen’s villages left and right. But it was, no doubt about it, peaceful.
The sight that greeted us was easy on the eyes. Fishermen boats docked by the pier and greenery everywhere.
The catch of the day did not arrive yet so we had mee and kuayteow udang on the Floating Restaurant to quiet our growling stomach. They were quite pricey, RM 6 for only 2 normal sized shrimps. Later Jenal suprised us with live crabs and udang lipan. The restaurant boiled them for us and even provided a hammer to help us break the poor boiled crab.
Yes we played with our food. Hehehe. It was a massacre, bits of crabshells and crabmeat flying everywhere. Ghuna was a champion with the hammer. 😀
Once we had happy tummies, we took a walk towards a spot on the island which has the most beautiful view. I cannot describe it in words, so here are pictures that hopefully are worth a thousand words.
We left the island once the crowd started to pour in. The weekend ended with an early dinner in Secret Recipe with the best dessert ever, the Turkish Delight cake.
We will definitely visit the island again soon! 😉